Boscombe youngsters create posters in bid to tackle dog fouling

Bournemouth Echo: COLOURFUL MESSAGE: Winning posters are being reproduced on refuse lorries and signposts COLOURFUL MESSAGE: Winning posters are being reproduced on refuse lorries and signposts

BOSCOMBE school children have been busy creating colourful poster designs in a bid to tackle dog fouling in their local area.

As part of the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership’s Backing Boscombe campaign, school children from Corpus Christi, Pokesdown and King’s Park primary schools were invited to take part in a competition to create a winning poster design to help encourage residents to pick up after their dog.

Two lucky winners, Cassie, six, from King’s Park Primary School, and Molly, 10, from Pokesdown Primary School, were selected and their designs will decorate refuse lorries and signposts.

Cllr Jane Kelly, Cabinet Member for Partnerships and Regeneration, said: “Dog fouling continues to be a problem, particularly in Boscombe, and is not only anti-social when owners do not pick up after their dog but it’s also a health hazard.

“I was really impressed with the number of fantastic designs that we had from the local school children and their obvious enthusiasm for looking after their environment.

“I hope that the winning designs will have the desired impact on local residents and encourage them to pick up after their dog.”

A selection of the posters submitted by the schools are now on display in the window of an empty shop in Boscombe Precinct next to the 02 Academy and will be on display until January 2014.

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10:20pm Fri 20 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

Are you sure it's dogs?
Are you sure it's dogs? BIGTONE

8:01am Sat 21 Dec 13

Controversial But True says...

There's even more s**t outside McDonalds in Boscombe!!!
There's even more s**t outside McDonalds in Boscombe!!! Controversial But True

8:58am Sat 21 Dec 13

wool525 says...

well maybe teach the youngsters taking there staffs out how to pick up there own s**t
well maybe teach the youngsters taking there staffs out how to pick up there own s**t wool525

9:51am Sat 21 Dec 13

politicaltrainspotter says...

So who's going to scoop up cllr Wakefield and Kelly.Political poo to put it nicely ?
So who's going to scoop up cllr Wakefield and Kelly.Political poo to put it nicely ? politicaltrainspotter

1:09pm Sat 21 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

Kings park is the worse place its covered in it! Never see anyone from the council or police walking about to deter and fine people! Disgusting!
Kings park is the worse place its covered in it! Never see anyone from the council or police walking about to deter and fine people! Disgusting! hooplaa

1:54pm Wed 15 Jan 14

WTFRUON says...

hooplaa wrote:
Kings park is the worse place its covered in it! Never see anyone from the council or police walking about to deter and fine people! Disgusting!
Complete and utter rubbish kings park is not covered in it.
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: Kings park is the worse place its covered in it! Never see anyone from the council or police walking about to deter and fine people! Disgusting![/p][/quote]Complete and utter rubbish kings park is not covered in it. WTFRUON

2:04pm Wed 15 Jan 14

WTFRUON says...

Alot of dog mess left on the pavements in and around pokesdown is there not only because the owners are to idle and inconsiderate to clean it up, but they are also to bone idle to take their poor dogs somewhere for a decent bit of exercise and a quick walk round the block for a s**t stop is all they get, you know who you are........what goes around comes around sometimes through ya letterbox.
Alot of dog mess left on the pavements in and around pokesdown is there not only because the owners are to idle and inconsiderate to clean it up, but they are also to bone idle to take their poor dogs somewhere for a decent bit of exercise and a quick walk round the block for a s**t stop is all they get, you know who you are........what goes around comes around sometimes through ya letterbox. WTFRUON

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